Albayalde did the right thing – Gordon

Published October 14, 2019, 12:04 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Noreen Jazul

Senator Richard Gordon on Monday said General Oscar Albayalde did the “right thing” in relinquishing his post as Philippine National Police (PNP) chief.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde; Senator Richard J. Gordon (MANILA BULLETIN)
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde; Senator Richard J. Gordon
(MANILA BULLETIN)

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Gordon said Albayalde’s move will allow the embattled police chief to study the cases he would possibly face because of the “ninja cops” controversy.

“Makakabuti sa PNP iyan. I think he did the right thing. It would give him enough time now to study what is coming up sa kanya, ano yung mga kasong pwede niyang harapin at hindi ma e-expose na ang PNP sa mga ano panggulo at sana tumigil na yang tinatawag na ‘ninja cops’,” said Gordon.

The senator said that he did not think that Albayalde resigned due to pressures from the Palace, but because of the “overwhelming sentiment of the public that feels that they have been betrayed.”

Meanwhile, Gordon said he will be meeting with the members of the Blue Ribbon and Justice Committees, which he chair, either on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to “finalize” the recommendations on the “ninja cops” issue.

Gordon also said his team has been looking for additional evidence to “tie the cops” to the controversial 2013 Pampanga raid for the next hearing.

Read more: Albayalde relinquishes PNP Chief post; goes on non-duty status amid drug recycling controversy

 
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